Call of Unity for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month to feature CNN Anchor Christi Paul and Grammy Award Winning Artist Gloria Gaynor

CNN anchor Christi Paul and Grammy Award winner Gloria Gaynor will help kick off National Domestic Violence Month this October by participating in the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence’s third annual “National Call of Unity.”

This year’s call takes place Tuesday, October 2, 2012, starting at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The call will feature the stories of a number of survivors, including Ms.  Paul, who recently published Love Isn’t Supposed to Hurt” and serves on the board of directors of Safe Kids Georgia and as an ambassador for Liz Claiborne’s Love Is Not Abuse anti-dating violence project. Ms. Gaynor, best known for her hit song “I Will Survive,” will be heard in a recorded message. She is a spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

More than 400 listeners are expected to take part in the 45-minute call. In addition to those who call in on their own, many people listen together as groups at counseling centers, domestic violence shelters, meeting rooms, at school and at home.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed each October to

  • Mourn those who have died because of domestic violence,
  • Celebrate the advancements we have made to support those who have survived, and
  • Connect those within the movement to end violence against women and girls.

Register for the FREE Call of Unity, October 2, 2012, 3 p.m. EDT